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Old 05-09-2018, 11:34 PM   #26
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I did take it to a Subaru dealership, but service wanted $3100 for the head gasket job. Then they wanted another $2000 for brakes/rotors/alignment and the rubber suspension parts.

I drove my car away.


Go to your local regional forum and ask there for help looking for a independent Subaru specialist shop in your area.
Iím sure you will get good help and better prices.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:16 AM   #27
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Update: Found an Indie Shop. Price for gaskets was $1700. After taking apart the engine they said the Tensioner which was recently done with water pump was not keeping the appropriate belt tension. Potentially another $170 for the part. Plus a rental which is $42. I'm at under $2000. They said I should get another 120k miles out of the Subaru. I'm so sad.
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:27 PM   #28
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Update: Found an Indie Shop. Price for gaskets was $1700. After taking apart the engine they said the Tensioner which was recently done with water pump was not keeping the appropriate belt tension. Potentially another $170 for the part. Plus a rental which is $42. I'm at under $2000. They said I should get another 120k miles out of the Subaru. I'm so sad.
Sigh..........

Next time, state you will do work or not.
Your price is likely OK.

As stated before, check fluids, top as needed, go maybe a few years as is.
Yes, maybe tensioner rolled over and died. So be it.

Again, your car, your choice....I will not agree or disagree......
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:09 PM   #29
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Sigh..........

Next time, state you will do work or not.
Your price is likely OK.

As stated before, check fluids, top as needed, go maybe a few years as is.
Yes, maybe tensioner rolled over and died. So be it.

Again, your car, your choice....I will not agree or disagree......
I hope the car drives well, does not leak oil, and burn fumes into the vents. Lasts me many more years, 250K miles would be awesome - a first.

I have a 6 month warranty.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:12 PM   #30
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I hope the car drives well, does not leak oil, and burn fumes into the vents. Lasts me many more years, 250K miles would be awesome - a first.

I have a 6 month warranty.
Update: The shop said the leak was from the fuel return line in the back and bottom of the engine into the head gasket.

Now I wonder could I have just replaced that the fuel return line.
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Old 05-18-2018, 01:44 PM   #31
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Update: The shop said the leak was from the fuel return line in the back and bottom of the engine into the head gasket.

Now I wonder could I have just replaced that the fuel return line.
So, we have gone from oil leak/failed HG's to a fuel leak.

Most leaks, I do/ask peeps to get the leak on your fingers, rub them together, maybe even sniff the leak to determine what fluid it is.
To peeps I really don't like, I ask them to taste the leak.....

I have not asked you to taste it....yet.

Go back and clean the engine off as I stated before.
Check for leaks.
Fuel leaks smell a WHOLE LOT DIFFERENT than oil or coolant leaks.
Really.

Fuel leak may only need to tighten hose clamps, free other than time to do it.

[looking for my silver spoon...../sarcasm].
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Old 05-18-2018, 04:26 PM   #32
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So, we have gone from oil leak/failed HG's to a fuel leak.

Most leaks, I do/ask peeps to get the leak on your fingers, rub them together, maybe even sniff the leak to determine what fluid it is.
To peeps I really don't like, I ask them to taste the leak.....

I have not asked you to taste it....yet.

Go back and clean the engine off as I stated before.
Check for leaks.
Fuel leaks smell a WHOLE LOT DIFFERENT than oil or coolant leaks.
Really.

Fuel leak may only need to tighten hose clamps, free other than time to do it.

[looking for my silver spoon...../sarcasm].
Well, they said they replaced the head gaskets, intake gasket, valve gasket, oil pan gasket, and cleaned the throttle body. Took 4 days of work/testing. Computer sensors/compression testing/road test.

I know there was oil in cylinder well 1 when I pulled the spark plug wire. Valve gasket was leaking. I really would have liked to know the source of the leak. Now I feel like I did a lot of work that was more preventative, and spent a lot more money.
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:42 AM   #33
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Well, they said they replaced the head gaskets, intake gasket, valve gasket, oil pan gasket, and cleaned the throttle body. Took 4 days of work/testing. Computer sensors/compression testing/road test.

I know there was oil in cylinder well 1 when I pulled the spark plug wire. Valve gasket was leaking. I really would have liked to know the source of the leak. Now I feel like I did a lot of work that was more preventative, and spent a lot more money.
Spoke with shop, they said it was the oil return port on the head gasket. It was motor oil leaking.
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